Posts By: Harlow Robinson

Patterson, Marvin impressive in Kesugi Ridge victories

August 29, 2020

Scott Patterson shattered his record at the 8th Kesugi Ridge Traverse on Saturday while Christy Marvin celebrated her birthday with another victory in one of the first trail races to be held during the COVID-19 pandemic. Patterson, a 28-year-old Olympic skier from Anchorage, completed the rugged 30-mile course from Little Coal Creek to Byers Lake… Read more »

Zoe Hickel named Alaska Athlete of the Week

August 24, 2020

Five years after playing in the WCHA as a player, Zoe Hickel of Anchorage is going back to coach in the premier college hockey league, earning her Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Athlete of the Week honors. The 28-year-old former professional player and Team USA gold medalist has joined the coaching staff for the Ohio… Read more »

Soccer standout Manning named Alaska athlete of the week

August 17, 2020

Alaska Timbers soccer standout Hatcher Manning bagged three goals in back-to-back victories of 2-1 and 3-0 over the Fairbanks Soccer Club to clinch the United Premier Soccer League Last Frontier Division championship. Playing mostly against older players, the 17-year old Service High School senior’s stellar play from the midfield over the weekend earned him national recognition as… Read more »

Wilderness racer Sam Hooper named Alaska athlete of the week

August 11, 2020

Wilderness racer Sam Hooper of Denali Park hiked and packrafted  over 150 miles alone on ATV trails, along caribou routes, over tundra, through swamps, and down rivers to win the Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic. The former Denali National Park backcountry ranger struggled with nausea most of the way and was thus only able to consume… Read more »

Opinsky named Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Athlete of the Week

August 3, 2020

Jack Opinsky flashed leather and had one of the biggest clutch hits in Alaska baseball memory in on his way to being named our Alaska Athlete of the Week. The West High School senior  hit a two-run single that provided a 3-2 walk-off victory over Wasilla in the championship game of the Alliance Baseball State… Read more »

West pitcher Wilson named Alaska Athlete of the Week

July 27, 2020

Anchorage baseball player Leland Wilson was named Alaska Sports Hall of Fame’s Alaska Athlete of the Week after his dominant performance on the first day of the Alliance Baseball League State Tournament. An 18-year-old left-handed pitcher for the West Eagles, Wilson tossed a 2-hit shutout with 16 strikeouts in a 3-0 win over defending state champion… Read more »

Anchorage hooper Wilson named Alaska Athlete of the Week

July 21, 2020

Anchorage basketball player Derrick Wilson helped the Golden Eagles win The Basketball Tournament’s $1 million grand prize, earning Alaska Sports Hall of Fame’s Alaska Athlete of the Week honors. The team of Marquette alumni bested a 24-team field loaded with former NBA and college players in the winner-take-all tournament in Columbus, Ohio. Wilson, of East… Read more »

Golfers Ante and McMahan share athlete of the week honors

July 14, 2020

Anchorage golfers Abigail Ante and Mark McMahan are separated by 44 years of age but have this in common: they’re the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Athletes of the Week. Ante, 15, won the Alaska match-play women’s championship at Palmer Golf Course in her first try after going 2-1 in the round-robin semifinals. Ante then… Read more »

Thrasher named Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Athlete of the Week

July 6, 2020

At long last, Aaron Thrasher won the Kenai 250 bike race and among his rewards is being named the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Athlete of the Week for July 3. Thrasher, of Anchorage, claimed the self-supported event June 26-28 in 26 hours, 43 minutes. The race covers about 265 miles, much of it on… Read more »

Murphy named Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Athlete of the Week

June 28, 2020

UFC fighter Lauren Murphy from Eagle River outboxed her opponent with supreme striking skills to win by unanimous decision in a match shown on ESPN. Murphy defeated 24-fight winner Roxanne Modafferi in a battle between top-10 flyweight contenders.  The Chugiak High grad is 7th ranked in the world and improved her professional record to 13-4 after… Read more »